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Karolina Fund nominated for Best Social Enterprise at Global Startup Awards

Crowdfunding platform Karolina Fund was in the running for the Global Startup Awards in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysa on December 9th 2016. Karolina Fund was nominated in the category Best Social Enterprise. The company previously won that category at the Nordic Startup Awards, which qualifed them for the Global edition. The winner of the category was Romanian Mira Rihab.

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Locatify adds Thingvellir to growing list of local customers

The Icelandic tour and treasure hunt company Locatify just announced that Thingvellir – one of Iceland’s main tourist attraction (part of the Golden Circle and UNESCO heritage site – has become a customer of the company.

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Vizido launches revamped version 2.0

Vizido, the app that helps you remember using pictures and videos, launched a complete revamp of its app at Slush. The new version features a brand new design, new features, and a more fluid experience.

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Lemonsqueeze opens in Iceland

Lemonsqueeze, a New York based service company that assists European startups with expanding to the US, is starting operations in Iceland. Oddur Sturluson, project manager at Icelandic Startups, will be a sourcing partner for Lemonsqueeze in Iceland, and represent the company in the Icelandic scene.

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You can now control your lights at home with the Vivaldi browser

Vivaldi, the browser company founded by Jón von Tetzchner formerly of Opera, just announced a new update. The update includes several new features to the tabbed browsing experience, note taking in the browser, and a move into the connected home: you can now use the browser to change your Philips Hue lights.

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App Dynamic tops Fast50 list, CrankWheel and Florealis Rising Stars

The Fast50 list was unveiled for the second time last week. App Dynamic, which was near the top last time, landed at the top of the list, which ranks technology companies by revenue growth 2012-2015. Two companies, CrankWheel and Florealis, were awarded the Rising Star. The competition is held by Deloitte with participation from FKA, SI, NMI and Islandsbanki.

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Fishscale snacks, listen to the Northern lights and more at Startup Energy Reykjavik investor day

Friday was investor day for Startup Energy Reykjavik, one of the several accelerators operated by Icelandic Startups. The pitch event marks the end of the ten week accelerator period.

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RVX and Solid Clouds to represent Iceland at Slush Nordic Showcase 2016

It’s this time of year again – Slush Season. Just like last year, Icelandic companies, investors, and others (including me 🙃) will be present, to pitch, connect, and learn. Yesterday, Slush announced its line-up for their Nordic Showcase 2016.

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First Starborne Player Party Last Weekend

Last weekend, Solid Clouds, developers of Starborne: Sovereign Space, held the first player party in Iceland. The event was to celebrate the alpha release of the game. From the company:

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Bókun announces partnership with TrekkSoft to create a tour and activites marketplace in Europe

Bókun, the Icelandic cloud based sales, inventory and marketing platform for the tourism industry, has announced a partnership with Swiss company TrekkSoft. From the announcement:

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